Mashable.com recently posted a helpful article about BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programs, “Could Employees’ Smartphones Harm Your Business?” BYOD programs often save companies money on hardware and training, and they can certainly bring greater productivity to a mobile enterprise. Before putting a BYOD program in place, however, there are a number of issues any organization should address before leaping into the fray. 2X MDM can help your organization contend with these issues.
2X MDM is the perfect solution for today’s mobile workplace. Smartphones and other devices can help you take your business mobile – 2X MDM makes sure you can do it safely and securely from a user-friendly online dashboard.
So what are some of the things you need to keep in mind before inaugurating your company’s BYOD program? There are two key items you must address before getting started:
- Be exceedingly clear as to what device-related expenses your company will cover. You need to be clear that you will not pay for personal calls, apps and SMS messages. How can 2X MDM help you here? It lets you track and monitor all of your connected devices in real time. You can audit and monitor user activity, including call logs, messages sent and received and which apps have been installed or removed.
- Make sure your team knows how to deal with lost or stolen devices. In the case of a lost or stolen device, 2X MDM enables you to change the password on any device and lock it, so you can protect all of your data until the device is retrieved – even if the device isn’t connected to the Internet, you can lock it by sending an SMS to the device. You can also use 2X MDM to restore the device to its factory settings – this wipes the device entirely of data, both data stored on the device itself and on any SD or SIM cards.
2X MDM also lets you install apps on individual or groups of devices simultaneously, find and track devices, secure corporate data on all connected devices and block rogue apps.
How else can we help you get your company’s BYOD program up, running and out the door? Sign up for your free account today.